Since last year, the L3S has been involved in the project "AI Campus - The Learning Platform for Artificial Intelligence" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF): L3S member Prof. Dr. Marius Lindauer from the Institute of Information Processing at Leibniz Universität Hannover offers the freely accessible English-language MOOC (massive open online course) on Automated Machine Learning (AutoML) - together with scientists from Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg and Ludwig Maximilians University Munich.
"MOOCs can be used to pass on important current research results both to students and to colleagues in professional practice, who can learn about these new developments independently and independently of location in a limited time, in this case 14 weeks," says Prof. Lindauer, who coordinates the cooperation project. The MOOC AutoML, for example, supports developers in the field of machine learning to make critical design decisions automatically based on application-specific data sets.
"Flexibility is a decisive factor of this learning concept," says Lindauer and explains: "We are working on the further systematic development of corresponding offers, micro degrees on current research questions, for example, which can be credited to a degree programme as an elective option or accumulated into a certificate as further scientific education." Within LUH, Lindauer and his team can work together with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the Leibniz School of Education, and the Institute for Vocational Education and Adult Education.
Lindauer has enlisted the support of Leibniz University's Central Institution for Continuing Education (ZEW) for standardisation and credit transfer rules, as suggested by the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) in its recommendation on Micro Degrees 2020. "The question of the flexibility of formats and degrees is also of crucial importance for continuing academic education," says Prof. Dr. Elke Katharina Wittich. She took over as managing director of ZEW in January. "In addition, micro degrees have a crucial role to play in the question of permeability. In cooperation with Prof. Lindauer, we will implement a pilot project for the structural integration of such flexible and combinable modules into the continuing education programme at Leibniz Universität," says Wittich.
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